Route for LEJOG

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 2 Jan 2020, 11:19pm

Jamesh wrote:From Cheddar I'd take the Strawberry line around to Clevedon then follow the Avon Cycleway over the Avon bridge as well.

Defo take this route as I had a nasty headwind off the Bristol channel between wsm and clevedon. A bit of shelter makes cycling slot more pleasant esp with tired legs of Cornwall and Devon !!

Cheers James


Thanks for casting an eye over the route. I've already booked accommodation north of the Gorge, though I take your excellent point about the Strawberry Line. Thanks again
Bill

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby honesty » 3 Jan 2020, 9:00am

puffin wrote:
Good spot, thanks Honesty, the software took me off the canal North East of Taunton as I amended the earlier bit. I've redon it to include the full cnal length to Bridgewater. I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances.


Yes it does. My daughter loves riding the canal out to the sun, stopping at the Maunsel Lock Tea Rooms and cycling back. Its a great little 20 mile round trip for her. You will miss the Taunton side Mercury, Earth and Mars, as they are down a rough path where as the bike route goes on the lane next to the canal at this final section. Luckily it repeats going toward Bridgwater. I'd not go the full length into Bridgwater, there is a foot path bridge next to the train bridge (you will have to push your bike up a track on the side as its steps) but it cuts a section off the route - though is the new bridge at Squibbers Way open here now?
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Mike Sales » 3 Jan 2020, 9:05am

puffin wrote:I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances.


What a lovely idea. How better to get a grasp of the relative distances than by riding (or walking) them. I suppose that relative sizes would be difficult!, but a sculptural representation would be great.

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby honesty » 3 Jan 2020, 9:07am

Mike Sales wrote:
puffin wrote:I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances.


What a lovely idea. How better to get a grasp of the relative distances than by riding (or walking) them. I suppose that relative sizes would be difficult!, but a sculptural representation would be great.


Everything is in scale, including the sizes.

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 3 Jan 2020, 10:43am

honesty wrote:
puffin wrote:
Good spot, thanks Honesty, the software took me off the canal North East of Taunton as I amended the earlier bit. I've redon it to include the full cnal length to Bridgewater. I remember the canal had "milestones" representing the planets and their relative distances.


Yes it does. My daughter loves riding the canal out to the sun, stopping at the Maunsel Lock Tea Rooms and cycling back. Its a great little 20 mile round trip for her. You will miss the Taunton side Mercury, Earth and Mars, as they are down a rough path where as the bike route goes on the lane next to the canal at this final section. Luckily it repeats going toward Bridgwater. I'd not go the full length into Bridgwater, there is a foot path bridge next to the train bridge (you will have to push your bike up a track on the side as its steps) but it cuts a section off the route - though is the new bridge at Squibbers Way open here now?

Done! That is a great idea, I always hate the Bridgewater section, playing chicked with articulated lorries. Many thanks.

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 3 Jan 2020, 11:16am

puffin wrote:
Jamesh wrote:From Cheddar I'd take the Strawberry line around to Clevedon then follow the Avon Cycleway over the Avon bridge as well.

Defo take this route as I had a nasty headwind off the Bristol channel between wsm and clevedon. A bit of shelter makes cycling slot more pleasant esp with tired legs of Cornwall and Devon !!

Cheers James


Thanks for casting an eye over the route. I've already booked accommodation north of the Gorge, though I take your excellent point about the Strawberry Line. Thanks again
Bill

...amd I m going to have strong words with my route planning software.

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby honesty » 3 Jan 2020, 1:16pm

Im going to annoy MickF here as we've disagreed about this in the past, but at Sourton I'd personally be diverting onto the Granite way past the Church of St Thomas a Becket. This then will take you over the Meldon viaduct, which in my view is worth doing even for the extra few minutes it would take you.

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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 3 Jan 2020, 8:56pm

honesty wrote:Im going to annoy MickF here as we've disagreed about this in the past, but at Sourton I'd personally be diverting onto the Granite way past the Church of St Thomas a Becket. This then will take you over the Meldon viaduct, which in my view is worth doing even for the extra few minutes it would take you.


Thanks again, looks like a great diversion. I've updated the route, but won't tell Mick. Promise.